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Ryan
You definitely create puzzles in the true spirit of Only Connect (rather than, say, The $????... Pyramid ;) ); better than most! for sure!

I liked this one with the exception of one group (the one which included Warehouse) which was a bit of a stretch/shoehorning/or-maybe-just-too-clever-for-me?... :)
(10 years, 4 months ago)

MissyG
Enjoyed this one, and learned a new word! (ani). Every day's a school day! Thanks!
(10 years, 4 months ago)

happyworld
some very nice groups here, hard to get even after the time is up. Just the pronunciation one for me. (Despite the fact that, being quite fussy, Aluminum in also spelt differently, as Aluminium.)
(10 years, 4 months ago)

MFSM
Excellent grid. Very good!!
(9 years, 3 months ago)

Oddball
Could you please explain stock clue.? Brain freeze.
(5 years, 11 months ago)

darto
not sure- there are times when a hard grid isn't necessarily a good grid- this is one of those times
(5 years, 6 months ago)

survivor
I really enjoyed this one, and the themes felt creative yet natural (though even after solving the grid, I didn't figure out the theme with Warehouse: I noticed two ended with names of rivers and got sidetracked). Being a crossword buff helped with Panic.
(3 years, 11 months ago)

Weetum
Ani ? What bird is that ?
(3 years, 1 month ago)

Dan E
Ani? Googling that one
(2 years, 11 months ago)

Jeni
Wait, how do Americans pronounce laboratory?
(2 years, 4 months ago)

Mappy
Fantastic grid! I didn't stand much of a chance (3/10), but fantastic nonetheless!
(2 years, 3 months ago)

Tejayes
Tricky, but I managed to get 10/10! It's almost like four Round 1 puzzles.
(2 years, 2 months ago)

Nicetea
laboRAtory vs laBOratory methinks Jeni
(2 years ago)

me
being extremely obscure for its own sake
(1 year, 7 months ago)

gappy
Very good, hard but fair groups. I got 7/10, I didn't get the stock group, though I have no argument with it.

My criticisms would be a) if you're going to hide 3 letter words inside others, using obscure vocab seems a bit harsh, and b) as alumn(i)um is spelt differently, it seems an odd example of a different pronunciation.
(1 year, 4 months ago)

Oldie
Agree with gappy's closing comments.
(1 year, 4 months ago)

lorna
Stock group was very clever
(1 year, 2 months ago)

Abuali
Kilo should be lower case k as a metric prefix
(1 year, 1 month ago)

TR
Some of them are good, but aluminum isn’t pronounced different in England, it’s a different spelling; aluminium.
(1 year, 1 month ago)

Ray Kemp
Excellent but some of the groups too obscure for me!
(11 months, 2 weeks ago)

StressCook
Tough but the connections were fair. No overlaps that I could see - that wouldn't matter too much in terms of complexity although it would both give and take away. More overlaps mean harder to solve but easier to spot connections.
(10 months, 3 weeks ago)

GYIYG
I got the vitamin etc. one even though i didn't know "Lieutenant" was pronounced differently, and it took me a bit to get the K connection, but the other two I had no idea about. I didn't even know an "ani" was a bird. The grid stumped me completely, though.
(10 months, 1 week ago)

dan s
very nice
(10 months, 1 week ago)

teamnybble
very hard :(
(8 months, 2 weeks ago)

Glowackos
Diabolical!
And instead of the usual approach of red herring associations, you've just gone with none of the words having any clear links whatsoever! o.0
(8 months, 1 week ago)

WZ
I think the pronunciation one is a bad one because most words are technically pronounced differently between American and British English. The pronunciation differs in many different dimensions, and this grid just happen to pick an eclectic few (not even different in all the same way!)
(8 months ago)

Tom
Very US not just pronunciation K in baseball scoring but no grumbles, clever
(7 months, 2 weeks ago)

benderrules4
this is rich. very retard. i am smart (finished 2 years of community college) and even i couldnt get this. report to proper authorities
(7 months, 1 week ago)

shutupbenderrules4
bruh
(7 months ago)

Spring
That was tough, 0/10. But I feel like it was fair. Super clever wall.
(6 months, 3 weeks ago)

Dan
I disagree with "aluminum" - "aluminium" is arguably a different word, not a different pronunciation.
(3 months, 1 week ago)